Donovan Smith was killed in a car crash in March 2011. His family honored his wishes and donated his tissue and corneas. His parent, Eric and Meme, tell us about Donovan in their own words:
Donovan Smith was surely taken away from us way to soon. Donovan was an 18 year old teenager when he died. Donovan is survived by his father, mother and 13 year old brother. The only solace we find and this very difficult time in our lives is the fact that Donovan was an organ donor.
Donovan decided to be an organ donor when he was 15 years old. We still remember having the conversation with him when he said he wanted his help someone else if he were to die. Donovan was also very adamant about giving blood as well and donated multiple times while he was in high school.
Donovan was always a very athletic kid and he was fortunate to play, football, basketball and baseball. He also ran track but it was easy to see his love for football. He dreamed of being a professional player.